The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 28 70 61
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -9
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 162 54 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.47% 2.10% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.13% 2.81% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 29 23
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £23.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+32.60% -23.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2271 1922 1776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.75% 74.84% 72.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1201 1082 921
Average daily rate £375 £377 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 36 25
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +32 86 £350 -7.28% 9
Glasgow +23 42 £310 - 6
Stirling -7 7 - -
Aberdeen +7 4 - -
Perth and Kinross - 4 £360 -
West Lothian - 3 £375 - 1
Dundee - 1 - - 3
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 85 (34.41%) Finance
2 81 (32.79%) Banking
3 51 (20.65%) Test Scripting
4 47 (19.03%) ISEB
5 44 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (16.19%) Retail
7 36 (14.57%) QA
7 36 (14.57%) HP Quality Center
8 31 (12.55%) SQL
9 30 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (12.15%) ISTQB
10 29 (11.74%) Migration
11 25 (10.12%) Retail Banking
12 24 (9.72%) Microsoft
13 23 (9.31%) Test Management
13 23 (9.31%) Non-Functional Testing
14 22 (8.91%) MS Excel
15 20 (8.10%) Integration Testing
16 19 (7.69%) Analytics
17 18 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
17 18 (7.29%) Business Analysis
18 17 (6.88%) Project Management
19 15 (6.07%) Regression Testing
19 15 (6.07%) System Integration Testing
20 14 (5.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 13 (5.26%) Change Management
21 13 (5.26%) Java
21 13 (5.26%) SAP
21 13 (5.26%) Asset Management
21 13 (5.26%) Data Migration

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.45%) CMS
2 10 (4.05%) SAS
3 7 (2.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (2.02%) JBoss
5 4 (1.62%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.81%) WordPress
7 1 (0.40%) nginx
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.40%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.40%) IIS
7 1 (0.40%) Apache
Applications
1 22 (8.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.43%) Windchill
3 3 (1.21%) MS Office
4 2 (0.81%) MS Project
4 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.83%) SAP MM
3 6 (2.43%) SAP SCM
4 5 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.81%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.40%) Agresso
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.40%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.21%) LDAP
1 3 (1.21%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (0.40%) GSM
2 1 (0.40%) HTTP
2 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.83%) MS Access
3 5 (2.02%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 4 (1.62%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (1.62%) SAP HANA
4 4 (1.62%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.62%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.40%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.40%) DTS
7 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (4.45%) JIRA
2 6 (2.43%) Selenium
3 4 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.81%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.81%) Toad
4 2 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.81%) Maven
5 1 (0.40%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.40%) Subversion
5 1 (0.40%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
General
1 85 (34.41%) Finance
2 81 (32.79%) Banking
3 40 (16.19%) Retail
4 25 (10.12%) Retail Banking
5 11 (4.45%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.43%) Back Office
7 4 (1.62%) Marketing
8 3 (1.21%) Advertising
8 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Front Office
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 123 (49.80%) Analyst
2 76 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 52 (21.05%) Test Manager
4 34 (13.77%) Business Analyst
5 19 (7.69%) Tester
5 19 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 13 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (4.86%) Developer
8 11 (4.45%) Senior Test Analyst
8 11 (4.45%) UAT Manager
9 10 (4.05%) Banking Business Analyst
10 9 (3.64%) UAT Analyst
10 9 (3.64%) UAT Test Analyst
10 9 (3.64%) UAT Test Manager
11 8 (3.24%) UAT Tester
11 8 (3.24%) Consultant
12 7 (2.83%) Coordinator
12 7 (2.83%) Data Analyst
13 6 (2.43%) Test Coordinator
13 6 (2.43%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.45%) .NET
1 11 (4.45%) XML
2 8 (3.24%) Web Services
3 4 (1.62%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.21%) JSON
4 3 (1.21%) jQuery
4 3 (1.21%) RESTful
5 2 (0.81%) HTML
5 2 (0.81%) XHTML
5 2 (0.81%) CSS
5 2 (0.81%) SOAP
5 2 (0.81%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.40%) SAML
6 1 (0.40%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.40%) Spring
6 1 (0.40%) JSF
6 1 (0.40%) Ajax
6 1 (0.40%) Spring Security
6 1 (0.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.83%) W3C
2 7 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.02%) Data Extraction
4 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.21%) Equities
4 3 (1.21%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (1.21%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.81%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.81%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.81%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.40%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.40%) User Experience
6 1 (0.40%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Ergonomics
6 1 (0.40%) Blog
6 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.05%) Windows
2 7 (2.83%) Linux
3 3 (1.21%) Android
3 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
4 2 (0.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.65%) Test Scripting
2 44 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (11.74%) Migration
5 23 (9.31%) Test Management
5 23 (9.31%) Non-Functional Testing
6 20 (8.10%) Integration Testing
7 19 (7.69%) Analytics
8 18 (7.29%) Business Analysis
9 17 (6.88%) Project Management
10 15 (6.07%) Regression Testing
10 15 (6.07%) System Integration Testing
11 13 (5.26%) Change Management
11 13 (5.26%) Asset Management
11 13 (5.26%) Data Migration
12 12 (4.86%) Software Testing
13 11 (4.45%) Scrum
13 11 (4.45%) ETL
13 11 (4.45%) Test Strategy
14 10 (4.05%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.55%) SQL
2 13 (5.26%) Java
3 7 (2.83%) VBA
4 6 (2.43%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.02%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.62%) ABAP
7 3 (1.21%) C
7 3 (1.21%) VB
7 3 (1.21%) Python
8 2 (0.81%) PHP
9 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.40%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 47 (19.03%) ISEB
2 30 (12.15%) ISTQB
3 14 (5.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (4.86%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.43%) Degree
6 3 (1.21%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.40%) MCITP
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (14.57%) QA
2 3 (1.21%) FATCA
3 2 (0.81%) EMIR
3 2 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.81%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (14.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.26%) SAP
3 8 (3.24%) IBM
3 8 (3.24%) Kofax
4 7 (2.83%) Oracle
4 7 (2.83%) Adobe
5 5 (2.02%) Business Objects
6 4 (1.62%) VMware
6 4 (1.62%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.21%) Pega
7 3 (1.21%) Veeam
7 3 (1.21%) HP
7 3 (1.21%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.81%) Twitter
9 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.40%) Charles River
9 1 (0.40%) Teradata
9 1 (0.40%) Altiris
9 1 (0.40%) Omniture
9 1 (0.40%) Citrix
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